3 DAYS | 1 HOUR SESSION | 20 MINUTES LIVE Q&A

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST

Critical Insights for Business Owners

3 DAYS | 1-HR SESSION | 20 MINUTES LIVE Q&A

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST

Critical Insights for Business Owners

Triple Insight Series: Economy, Global Markets, Australian SMEs

20th March

The Australian Economy


What’s shaping the Australian economy in 2024? Discover big opportunities, understand trends, and stay ahead of the movements.

Our In-house Chief Economic Advisor, Warren Hogan, is here to help you understand the big economic announcements, the macro environment and how it specifically impacts your business, from navigating employment challenges to adapting to changing interest rates, and other key economic shifts directly affecting SMEs.

21st March

Global M&A Experts


You may have heard the old saying, “when the US sneezes the world catches a cold”, it sumsFull Width up how global dynamics can set the pace for business.

That’s why we are bringing together global M&A experts who work from the biggest financial hubs around the word across North America, Europe and Asia. Together, we’ll cover what industries are performing better than others, what’s happening with trading multiples and valuations, and where key opportunities lie.

22nd March

Australian SME - Word on the Street


In Australia, we also like to do things our way. So, what’s the “word on the street” of small Australian businesses?

What are your peers up to and what are opportunities in your industry that you can grab on to. Learn who the movers and shakers in your industry are, get local insights and dive deep into Australian small business analysis through our partnership with Seek Business.

In this Free, Online Event, Explore Essential Insights & Practical Strategies to Elevate Your Business

Helping SMEs Maximise Business Opportunities in 2024

The Australian budget has been revealed, and a lot of data is out there.

But what does this mean for us, small business owners?

Who’s breaking down the big, macro data and translating it into the language of SMEs?

Where do the next opportunities lie for your business?

Larger companies can access extensive resources and deep intelligence networks. But for SMEs, this can be a challenge — directly impacting your ability to make quick, informed decisions for your business.

The State of the Market Series is here to change that.

Meet Your Experts for this Quarterly Session

Day 1 | Tuesday, 18 June

The Australian Economy

What’s shaping the Australian economy in 2024 and how will this impact your SME?

Our Chief Economic Advisor, Warren Hogan, is back this quarter to help you understand the big economic announcements, the macro environment, and how it impacts your business. From navigating employment challenges to adapting to changing interest rates, and other key economic shifts directly affecting SMEs.

Day 2 | Wednesday, 19 June

Business Sales & Valuations

The process of selling a business can be one of the most significant challenges a business owner will face. So, how do you ensure a successful deal?

In this session, join a three-way discussion between advisors and experts you will want on your deal team, including Jason Marcus, commercial lawyer from Thomson Geer, and Jeremy Samuel, Private Equity specialist from Anacacia Capital.

Day 3 | Thursday, 20 June

Recruit, Reward, Retain

Despite record low unemployment levels, Australia still faces a major skills deficit. How do you attract and retain the best talent in your industry?

With insights from SEEK and business experts, we dissect what truly drives employee loyalty and satisfaction in today's rapidly evolving workplace. Join us as we tackle the challenges of talent acquisition and retention head-on, ensuring your business remains competitive and resilient.

Your Experts for this Quarterly Session

Day 1 :

The Australian Economy

WEDNESDAY | 20th March | 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT

What’s shaping the Australian economy in 2024 and how will this impact your SME?

Our Chief Economic Advisor, Warren Hogan, is here to help you understand the big economic announcements, the macro environment and how it impacts your business. From navigating employment challenges to adapting to changing interest rates, and other key economic shifts directly affecting SMEs.

  • Gain Market Advantage: Be the first to know and respond to market announcements, turning economic changes into opportunities.

  • Minimise Risks: Make smarter decisions & manage financial risks based on what’s happening in the economy.

  • Future-Proof Your Business: Whether you need funds to grow, or you want to stay ahead of regulatory changes — steer your business with more confidence.

Day 2 :

Global M&A

THURSDAY | 21st March | 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT

Major shifts are happening in the international landscape, affecting capital flows and investment trends everywhere. Don’t let them take you by surprise.

Hear from global M&A experts from the biggest financial hubs across North America, Europe and Asia. Together, we’ll cover what industries are performing, what’s happening with trading multiples and valuations, and where key opportunities lie.

  • Global Market Intel: Tap direct insights from M&A experts in financial hubs around the world — what industries are thriving, current business valuations and what acquirers are seeking in various markets.

  • Trend Tracking: Identify overseas trends that could influence the Australian market and stay ahead of the curve to make better decisions.

  • Practical Application: Interactive sessions with our M&A experts where you can ask questions whether you are looking at acquisition, growth and value building or attracting investors.

Day 3 :

Australian SME - Word on the Street

FRIDAY | 22nd March | 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT

What’s shaping the Australian economy in 2024 and how will this impact your SME?

Discover who the movers and shakers in your industry are, get local insights and dive deep into Australian small business analysis.

  • Learn from peers: Find out how similar companies to yours are dealing with buying, growing and selling in the Australian markets.

  • Spot Trends: Identify trends and patterns that could help you jump on new opportunities before it’s too late.

  • Growth Insights: See how other businesses in your industry are valued and what you can do to maximise your selling price.

What Past Attendees Had to Say About Our

Previous State of the Market Series

Great session relevant - many business owners are nervous with how the economy is behaving at the moment.

The insights shown were very solid. The graphed data highlighted the trends exceptionally well! Great insight!

Great data you don't get from the mainstream media.

Loved the clean, crisp visuals and the talking points were extremely insightful. I took some great notes and will share with my team.

Very insightful, and a great discussion and what buyers and sellers should think about in today's market. Loved this session!

Excellent insight into the economy and forces at play, plus future outlook, very well delivered

Great information in terms of what is happening in the economy and the reasons behind it

Informative and gave key factors for me to think about as I move into scaling my business

The event was not only informative, but it covered a wide range of topics for SMEs and business owners that simply aren't available elsewhere. Fantastic initiative!

A clear, straightforward explanation of where we are today economically.

Excellent dialogue between presenters. Great to have representation from around the world.

Excellent feedback relevant for current market both here and abroad. Would be great to get recomendation on how to find the right team to support in selling a business

Over 3 Days, in 3 Power Hours, Get Ready to Distill Expert Insights

into Practical Actions for Your Business!

"I look forward to seeing you at the series!"

Your Host for the Series

Simon Bedard

Founder & CEO | Exit Advisory Group

Host | Buy Grow Sell Podcast

Simon Bedard is the CEO of Exit Advisory Group, a boutique firm that provides expert guidance in mergers & acquisitions, exit strategies, and business valuations to business owners. With a background in entrepreneurship, Simon has founded, acquired, and sold companies.

He has also worked as an investment advisor for high-net-worth clients and private firms, amassing experience across finance, investment, energy, and technology sectors.


Through Exit Advisory Group, Simon is dedicated to helping small business owners learn how to maximise their company's value and achieve their personal and business goals.

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